Letters... we get letters... we get sacks and sacks of letters...
After taking the weekend series in dramatic fashion—an 11th inning walk-off 3 run bomb by Isaiah “Run Support” Thomas—over the Fightin’ Rainbow Warriors, Vanderbilt has improved to 10-3 overall, and largely finds itself in the top 5 in the various rankings.
Let us pause to watch I.T.’s heroic swing once more:
Isaiah Thomas walks it off for the @VandyBoys ⬇️⬇️ pic.twitter.com/2ij1pGE6Kz— Max Herz (@MaxHerzTalks) March 2, 2020
Of course, it was not all skittles and beer this week, as Mason Hickman had to leave with an oblique strain (thank Jebus), Kumar Rocker missed his start due to soreness (thank Jebus for caution), and it took an improbable 11th inning walk-off by I.T. to clinch the series against Hawaii at home. Oh, and a tornado hit.
We’ve got a game tonight against Central Arkansas, and then, like Fivel, we head west to L.A. for a three game tourney against UCLA, USC, and TCU. On top of that, we’re just a little over a week from the start of SEC play.
As such, I have to assume you’ve got some questions for me.
One of them may well have been answered with the announcement of this week’s mid-week starter...
Right-hander @ethansmithmj will start Tuesday vs. Central Arkansas. First pitch at 4:30 p.m.#VandyBoys | #AnchorDown pic.twitter.com/RroNJF5VgX— Vanderbilt Baseball (@VandyBoys) March 2, 2020
Send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org some time today or tomorrow, and I’ll answer them in a post on this week. You may also post your questions here in the comments. Just post them in the body of the comment, with the subject line: “Question for the mail bag.”
*Note: Questions about other SEC baseball teams are welcome, too. I just won’t know as much about them, and will likely respond with juvenile, biased trash talk.
I will do this weekly as long as the questions keep coming in. If they dry up, no post. I’m not mad, just disappointed.